Posts Tagged ‘Memorial Day’
Part 8 of A Journey through Williamsburg-Greenpoint religions.
Cypress Hills National Cemetery is the only United States National Cemetery in New York City.
From Pilot Catholic News: As the sainthood cause for a Vietnam War chaplain gathers momentum, the priest was remembered at a Sept. 4 memorial Mass as a man “completely dedicated to the spiritual care of his Marines.” Father Vincent Capodanno, who died in Vietnam Sept. 4,1967, was one of the “great priest chaplains,” said […]
What does the American Dream mean to the immigrant Muslims, who are arriving to New York City in ever greater numbers? On Memorial Day, Tayabali reflected on this question in a small hall on Springfield Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. He and 200 other Shia Muslims were meeting to remember Syedna Qutubuddin Shaheed, who died a martyr in 1648 AD.
Freedom of religion allows Shia Muslims in Jamaica, Queens to preserve their traditions.